Since 1999, Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rdoriguez has been documenting the history and lives of Latino veterans of World War Tow, Korea and, later, Viet Nam. Each year, Dr. Rivas-Rodriguez conducts an editing contest where students edit a veteran interview into a five-minute documentary. Sonia Melendez won Third Prize in the 2012 VOCES Oral History Editing Contest. Latinopiais proud to showcase her documentary and wishes her a great career in filmmaking.
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By Harry Gamboa Jr. on December 1, 2013
WHITEWASH During the late 20th Century, the following anonymous graffiti was spray painted across Southern California on surfaces of numerous buildings, sidewalks, freeways, freestanding structures, trees, picture windows, various motor vehicles, and official sites: I love your tears when they splash against the emptiness of your insincerity. You mean nothing to me now that I [...]
By JT on September 22, 2010
Latinopia Food La Tamalada from Latinopia.com on Vimeo. Every Christmas Diane Velarde Hernández celebrates, as do many Latinos, with the making of tamales. This tradition of friends and family working together to make tamales is known as “La Tamalada.”
By Tia Tenopia on April 14, 2011
Welcome to another visit with Cocina Hernández. As Easter approaches Latinopia thought it would be fun to find out how to cook a favorite Lenten food prepared in Latino households throughout the United States, the popular bread pudding known as “Capirotada.” Enjoy Diane Velarde Hernández’s family recipe!